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    September 9, 2010
    5:30 - 6:00am EDT  

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>> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. let's get a check on weather and traffic this morning. >> it's a big change. it was 90's again yesterday. this morning it's dropped all the way into the ooh's and this afternoon. lit make it only into the 70's. but 58 degrees at b.w.i. so if you're sensitive to the cooler temperatures, might want to take a light jacket with you. breeze will pick up around lunchtime. a high of 78. more like it for this time of year. when we come back we'll check the forecast for the weekend. >> that is pretty chilly, by the way. >> yes. >> sensitive to the cooler weather. >> well, yes. this side of the desk is. >> mindy puts the seat warmers on this morning. >> i wanted to be comfortable. and i was. >> meanwhile, i've got the fan on over here. >> all right.
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let's check the area roads. fortunately, nothing major out there. if you're headed parkville, eastbound taylor avenue around harford road. disabled vehicle. translates out at northern and charles and as folks get out there on the roads and it gets busier, that's going to be a major problem throughout morning. so we'll keep you posted on that. right now treat it as a stop sign. 51 miles per hour according to our speed century crors. things checking out fine but delays in both spots soon. we'll let you know. 95 south of 100 north and southbound looking good so far this morning and a nice ride as we check 95 coming into the fort mchenry harlt ford tunnel. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11 >> our big story this morning a fire spread to nearly a dozen homes in baltimore city. >> it took most of the inc. to
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contain and firefighters say it even rekindled last night. >> you certainly saw the flames last night and everyone watching 11 news. firefighters battled 11 rowhouses and now investigators are on the case. >> the view shows smoke, flames and firefighters desperately trying to contain the fire. >> neighbors like charles and michele watch at flames shoot out of a house two doors down. >> my main concern was getting the babies out of the house. >> very scary thinking you're going to lose everything you got just in a fire. it's hard. it's real hard. >> the fire started on the 1,300 block of north calhoun. first five houses on one side of the street went up in flames then three more on the other side. then about an hour later, firefighters rushed to a bhock away.
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>> one consideration is there may have been embers that blew by the wind boeing from one fire blowing 'em bers across the way may have ignited the others. >> two homes were occupied but some like this woman were overwhich by smoke and one firefighter suffered injuries. nearly 100 firefighters responded. >> this is terrible. too many people lives and homes involved. this is a disaster. this is the worst i've ever seen. never seen nothing like this. >> that was a lot of fire last night. as a result around 11:00 we're told the fire re-ignited on cary street and firefighters were able to quickly get that back under control. right now arson investigators are looking into the start of the fire. >> several detroit families are
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assessing the damage. >> mark sanitya talks to a woman whose parents lost everything in just one night. >> the electrical dropped down on to the deprodge. it started the fire on their garage. it jumped to the next garage over there. >> the fires are dying down. the smoke clearing, but now tears begin to flow as dozens of families sift through the ashes. everything gone. >> it's just. it's devastateing to see all this. >> for 22 years michele's mother and father lived in this house. in just minutes, it was gone, thanks to detroit's fire storm fueled by 50 mile-per-hour winds. >> i'm just grateful they are still here, that no one was hurt. it's, as i said, all that can be replaced. they can not be. >> the cause, a volatile mix of downed power lines, possible arson and high winds. those whipping winds faning the
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flames, pushing the fire from one house to another. firefighters kicking in doors, getting help from neighborhood families as everyone works together. as these fires day down and tears flow, there is real concern, because the high winds continue thrashing the neighborhoods. >> i i'm just happy we don't have any casualties. everybody is alive and well, so we're blessed. >> that was mark sanitya reporting. >> meanwhile here in maryland in howard county the survivor of an apartment fire is now charged with murder and arson. 34-year-old damon white is accused of stabbing his ex-wife to death then setting her apartment on fire to try to cover up the crime. the body of the 35-year-old was discovered in the apartment. it was reported white was staying at her home temporarily at the time of the incident. >> cleaning up a hide chloric
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acid spill. 55 gallons of acid spilled around 9:45 yesterday morning. nearly a dozen employees were forced from two niche buildings. no injuries reported. officials are trying to figure out what caused that spill. meanwhile an investigation into what caused a catholic school to have to be evacuated due to a gas smell and determining if the fuel contaminated the school's water. >> a 15-year-old girl will be charged as an adult after she shot and killed a man during a robbery. she is responsible for 44-year-old jose kcorias. she and a brother were trying to rob he and another man when holt shot them both. holt's brother an 18-year-old
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was indicted as accessory after the fact because he helped the girl flee and took possession of the handgun. >> if you've ever been out at a restaurant you've experienced noisy kids at a niche restaurant. a restaurant is located along the carolina beach and decided not to put up with screaming kids by asking their parents to step outside. the owners say they were tired of hearing complaints but make note the families of the loud kids are not asked to leave the restaurant completely, just asked to step outside. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day, do you think it's fair to force parents to leave a restaurant if their child becomes loud or unruley? email your response to us at watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 5:37. 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the way e.r. crews treat cardiac arrest patients is put to the test. >> and your level of education
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could affect whether you're at a higher rescue of cardio vascular disease. >> so far our commute is ok with a few exceptions.
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>> and welcome back, the time is 40 minutes after 5:00. 64 degrees at the top of the hour at the maryland science center. big change temperature-wise for us. you'll notice when you step out the temperatures have dropped to the 50's in the suburbs. 55 in hagerstown and 58 at the airport. breezy and much cooler today. it will be pleasant. but we were in the 90's. we're shooting for a high temperature of 78 degrees. when we come back we'll check
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your forecast for the weekend. >> in this morning's "medical alert." treating sudden cardiac alert with chest compression is a more viable way to help. the success of two rescue strategies. chest compressions first versus defiblation first were effective but one-year survival rates were higher among those who had chest compressions first and when response was more than 5 minutes, they were just as well with results. >> most cardiac problems decrease with the education level. smoking rates were higher among more educated women, though. men's smoking rates were the 15eu78 across all educational groups. >> 62 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we will be joined
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with the latest in the sports world. >> ready for some football. >> sandra shaw. hey. >> hi. i'm downtown in canton because in 30 minutes a dragon boat will be paddling up behind me. all about the 2010 dragon boat races taking place this saturday, just ahead. >> and there's your look at the stadium. the stadium. football. almost here. when we come back we'll get an update on weather and traffic. stay with us.
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>> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. northbound i-95 just past 175 blocking the left lane, police are on the scene with a delay. southbound delayed as it starts to attract attention.
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north parkway at charles, translates out at that intersection. use extra caution. as it becomes busier, it will become a problem. a disabled vehicle just cleared up. 51 mile-per-hour on southbound 95 look good out of the northeast. no significant delays on the jfx or harrisburg exroy. 95 south of 100 looks good. delays not far from 175 if we have any delays due to the accident. that's the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kroncke of the mta. good morning. >> good morning. looking good on the rails. no delays on the pen camden or -- 44 bus diverting at
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belvidere and almeda. the 519, 21 buses with a diversion at fay yet. >> good morning, everyone. we have a big change on tap in the weather department. this morning you'll feel that change when you step out. we'll talk more about the change to autumn. first we go to sandra shaw. you talk about the upcoming dragon boat races. what is it? not those little things that you paddle around in the inner harbor that look like dragons, are they? >> that's what i thought at first. they are tiny boats like a paddling thing. so it's a long, skinny boat that you see. it's quite an event. it's been taking place for the last seven years on and off. the main thing is it's a fundraiser for catholic charities. you're looking at video of that. you can see more of what that
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is. takes place 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. this saturday. tony, what's a dragon boat? how many people are paddling on a team? and just tell us about the event. >> a dragon boat is about 40 feet long and 22 folks on a team. >> that takes a lot of coordination. it's highly competitive, i understand. >> unbelievably competitive. we have 27 boats this year. different companies and not for profits participating. each one matched with a catholic charities program. >> 160,000 people benefit at least from catholic charities. so what are some of the main programs this will go to? >> our daily bread employment center where we serve 270,000 meals a day. vill amaria schools and our vill amaria residential facility for children. >> and spectators can come out
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to this. 10,000 spectators in years past? >> it's free. gather around and watch the races. >> a great cause. and watch the dragon boat races. if we wanted to get a team together, what would we do? >> start training now. >> ok. we're going to actually see a paddle boat. once the sun comes up after 6:30 we'll see the dragon boat paddlers themselves. >> let's take a look at the doppler. high and dry. we've only seen a trace amount of precipitation since august 25. but of to the plains area, there's -- i say remnants of hermine. that may play into our weather the the second part of our weekend. but right now it's crisp and cool out here. we should get a team. >> don't have to be in shape to play? >> i think you should come
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endear the paddle boat team. >> i'll be the cheerleader on the sidelines. go sandra. >> we'll talk to you the next half-hour. >> we'll learn more. talk to you then. as sandra mentioned. big change this morning. temperatures from the 90's yesterday afternoon dropped all the way into the 50's this morning. that was our 56th day of temperatures 90 or above. average high today is 80. we'll be in the upper 70's. it's 56 in parkton, 58 in mount airy. might want to take a light jacket or sweater if you're sensitive to the cooler weather. probably see a few of those fair weather cumulus clouds this afternoon. here's the remnants of hermine sandra was talking about. that's going to be our next chance for precipitation.
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the remnants of that storm may visit us the tail end of the weekend. we've been dry. we need some rain. so hopefully that scenario will play out. but right now dropping in the cool temperatures and keeping things nice and dry as we head into the beginning of the weekend. 10th forecast goes like this. mixture of sunshine and clouds and breezy and cooler than yesterday. highs in the upper 70's. sunrise already coming up at 6:42. we're just past that. mostly -- no we're not. this is the 5:00 hour, right? [laughter] >> what time is it? >> wait a minute. let me look. my mind is -- >> 10 to 6:00. ok we have over an hour until sunrise. forget what i just said. [laughter] temperatures dropping back into the 50's. i had mothers everywhere going, what time is it? >> friday that area of high pressure will take control, but the remnants of hermine -- 80
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on saturday. hopefully we'll get some rain on sunday. we could certainly use it. nothing we can do about the dry conditions except enjoy the beautiful weather going into the weekend and hope that rain materializes on sunday. >> buy tony a wristwatch for christmas. >> there you go. >> the time is 5:51. 62 degrees on tv hill. much more ahead. >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here's a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. i'm bob ehrlich.
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and an excellent source of calcium. roman meal bread: great taste and nutrition since nineteen-twelve. >> time to go to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked do you think it's fair to force parents to leave a restaurant if their child becomes loud or unruley? >> well, james in rosedale brites instead i think parents with screaming kids should be offered a separate area first, that way they could be surrounded by other scream kids and in addition servers could be offered ear protection and extra pay for their discomfort. we'll post more of your answers on our website. >> take it from someone whose had screaming kids, i totally agree with james from rosedale. >> though they did win two out of three in new york there's no doubt they are wondering about the one that got away.
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3-2 the yanks come back to beat the orioles as buck show walters' yanks come back. buck showalter says if it's there, hit it. 2-run home run. gardner watches it go. brad ferguson made it stick. he pitched into the seventh and held the yankees to just one run. nick swisher. remember the guy robby alomar spit on that's him. swisher would get another chance, and he would make the most of it. alex rodriguez singled. to swisher. watch his reaction. are you serious? is that really a home run? yes, it is. yanks salvage the series. final, 3-2, the orioles -- yankees win 3-2. orioles win the series, 3-1.
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the nfl season actually begins tonight as the strikings play the saints in new orleans. the ravens have to wait until monday when receiver t.j. houshmandzadeh. he will give joe flacco another option at wfer. t.j. will be remembered more for his time in cincinnati when he teamed with chad johnson and now with anquan boldin. the kickoff special tonight at 7:00, gerry sandusky, pete gilbert. jennifer franciotti, as we coun down to kickoff. man, the city is alive with purple. the kids are wearing their jerseys to school already. it's going to be a fan's season. >> a look ahead to our next hour of 11 news today. >> the number of traffic fatalities and injuries will be released. today. >> the battle turns into a major political campaign. details at :33.
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we've all heard of miniature horse farms, but what about miniature cattle farms? hopefully we'll have pictures. >> and a touch of autumn in the air this morning. we'll let you know what to expect as we head into the weekend. sarah? >> good news to report on the accident in howard county.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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>> arson investigateors will tackle the scene after two four-alarm fires yesterday. i'm jennifer franciotti. details ahead. >> i'm kate amara i